Phyllis J. Ehle, 72, of Lyman, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic.
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Phyllis was born on July 20, 1941, the daughter of Clifford and Rozell Marilla (Petersen) Kay in Atlantic. In 1959 she graduated from Atlantic High School.
On March 20, 1976, she was united in marriage to Gary Ehle at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Phyllis and Gary lived in Atlantic until 1979, when they moved to Lyman. She worked at J.C. Penney, Hawkeye Electric, Payless Shoe Source, Lyman Produce, and was a housekeeper at Heritage House for over 20 years.
She enjoyed sporting events, including Hawkeye football, and especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren. Phyllis enjoyed time with friends and looked forward to her dinners out with them. Family was a huge part of her life and she took great pride in her grandchildren.
Phyllis is survived by her husband, Gary of Lyman; son, Rod (Ruth) Christensen of Atlantic, their children, Misty (Brian) Kepner and son, Royce of Castana, Seth Christensen of Lawrence, Kan., and Chad Christensen of Atlantic; son, Jeff (Shelly) Christensen of Atlantic, and children, Dylan and Tyler Christensen of Atlantic; stepson, David (Lindy) Ehle of Belle Plaine; sister, Janice Peterson of Atlantic; sister-in-law, Karen (Ray) Underwood of Lyman; brother-in-law, Kent (Teresa) Ehle of Atlantic; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Rozell Kay; niece, Tamara Jo Hetrick; nephew, Doug Younger; and brother-in-law, Daryll Peterson.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, March 27, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Atlantic, with Pastor Grant Van Lishout officiating.
Visitation with the family will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Church from 9:30 a.m., until the time of the service on Thursday. There is open visitation for signing of the Register Book at Roland Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 21 and Monday through Wednesday, March 24-26.
The Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic is caring for Phyllis's arrangements and her family. Condolences for her family may be left at the website at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
Roland Funeral Services
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Atlantic, IA 50022
Published in Atlantic News Telegraph on Mar. 24, 2014